Moreover, be they long kept, it is better; for they swell with my force. All before me.
The Old Comment
(26-29.) These experiments, however, were not made.
The New Comment
It is not altogether clear whether the beetles or the Cakes are referred to in this strange passage. The proper way to discover the truth of this is to experiment.
There is a considerable amount of evidence in my possession which throws light upon this part of the chapter; but no important purpose would be served by producing it at present. These are circumstances when apparent frankness defeats its own ends as well as those of policy.